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Old 09-24-2010, 01:35 PM
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Model Number: kbmc140hss04   Brand: Kitchen Aid   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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The torsion spring bar that "un-weights" the microwave door for my Kitchenaid Superba broke for the second time in 3.5 yrs today. I had a repairman do the replacement the first time. I'm ordering both the left and right hand parts and attempting the repair myself as this seems to be something that may happen more often than I like. Can anyone provide the steps of dis-assembly on this unit to access the torsion springs? I was not present at the first repair to watch the process. They are located inside the door. Thanks and much appreciated! Nate


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Old 09-24-2010, 03:42 PM
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Found some links to similar models on this forum and was able to figure out dis-assembly from other posts. Problem solved. Thanks!! Nate
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The torsion spring bar that "un-weights" the microwave door for my Kitchenaid Superba broke for the second time in 3.5 yrs today. I had a repairman do the replacement the first time. I'm ordering both the left and right hand parts and attempting the repair myself as this seems to be something that may happen more often than I like. Can anyone provide the steps of dis-assembly on this unit to access the torsion springs? I was not present at the first repair to watch the process. They are located inside the door. Thanks and much appreciated! Nate
Nate,

It's not too hard to do, more frustrating than anything else.

You need to remove the trim panel between the microwave and oven control panel.

With the trim off , you'll see screws (1 on each side of the M/W frame) holding the microwave to the support frame, remove those two screws, and carefully slide the microwave out far enough to access and remove the two screws along the bottom of door ( holding the door panel to the door frame).

Open the door and remove to screws holding the panel to the top door frame, and remove the door panel, and set aside,

You now have access to the torsion springs and can replace them

Reverse procedure and check for proper door tension and operation.
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The torsion spring bar that "un-weights" the microwave door for my Kitchenaid Superba broke for the second time in 3.5 yrs today. I had a repairman do the replacement the first time. I'm ordering both the left and right hand parts and attempting the repair myself as this seems to be something that may happen more often than I like. Can anyone provide the steps of dis-assembly on this unit to access the torsion springs? I was not present at the first repair to watch the process. They are located inside the door. Thanks and much appreciated! Nate
Nate,

It's not too hard to do, more frustrating than anything else.

You need to remove the trim panel between the microwave and oven control panel.

With the trim off , you'll see screws (1 on each side of the M/W frame) holding the microwave to the support frame, remove those two screws, and carefully slide the microwave out far enough to access and remove the two screws along the bottom of door ( holding the door panel to the door frame).

Open the door and remove to screws holding the panel to the top door frame, and remove the door panel, and set aside,

You now have access to the torsion springs and can replace them

Reverse procedure and check for proper door tension and operation.

Good Luck,
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Thanks Joe!!! Just as you stated - got the torsion spring replaced. Thanks for your help!!! Nate
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Thanks Joe!!! Just as you stated - got the torsion spring replaced. Thanks for your help!!! Nate

Nate,

Great to hear that.

You're Quite Welcome.
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